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  • Fighting in the NHL is brutish and outdated, and needs to be banned

    USA Today "Yet another NHL player has been seriously hurt because Gary Bettman insists on fighting a losing game. Carolina Hurricanes rookie Andrei Svechnikov is in the concussion protocol and likely to miss Game 4 of the playoffs Thursday night, an outcome just about anybody could..." April 17

  • Ducks' Kesler may need career-ending hip surgery "Ryan Kesler could be facing career-ending surgery as the Anaheim Ducks center searches for options regarding his surgically repaired hip. "We have to find some options for me. Not just for hockey, but for my life," the 34-year-old said Sunday, two days after the Ducks season..." April 08

  • The Real NHL Expansion Markets Are in Europe

    The Hockey Writers "For any professional sports league, growth is crucial. The NHL has shown that they know this by adding the Vegas Golden Knights in 2017-18 and a new team in Seattle for the 2021-22 season. For the next expansion, the NHL needs to look bigger than North America. They need to look to..." April 08

  • Ducks’ Ryan Getzlaf fined $2,500 for roughing vs. Kings

    Sportsnet "Anaheim Ducks centre Ryan Getzlaf has been fined $2,500 for roughing committed against Los Angeles Kings‘ centre Adrian Kempe, the league announced. At the 19:12 mark of the third period during the teams’ game on April 5, Getzlaf struck Kempe with a questionable..." April 07

  • Ducks Assign Three To The Minors

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With their season coming to a close, the Ducks have sent a trio of players to the minors.  According to the AHL’s Transactions page, Anaheim has sent defenseman Jacob Larsson, center Sam Steel, and winger Max Jones to San Diego of the AHL. Larsson..." April 06

  • Report: NHL, NHLPA agree not to change playoff format

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s current playoff format is reportedly sticking around, at least for one more season. According to a report from Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, the NHL and NHLPA have agreed to extend the format, as well as the current divisional alignment, for one more year. Even..." April 03

  • Ducks rookie Troy Terry could miss 3 months with broken leg

    Orange County Register "Troy Terry’s broken leg will be placed in a cast for five weeks and he could be sidelined for between two and three months after he was hurt during the Ducks’ loss Friday to the Calgary Flames, which could be a significant blow to the San Diego Gulls’ AHL playoff..." April 03

  • Anaheim Ducks Forward Troy Terry Injured

    Last Word On Hockey "The Anaheim Ducks announced that center Troy Terry is sidelined for an undetermined amount of time with a lower-body injury with a supposed broken tibia injury. In Saturday’s game against the Calgary Flames, Troy Terry blocked a shot by Flames defenseman Mark Giordano and..." April 01

  • Broken doors, missing nets: Ex-players reflect on NHL's obsession with neutral-site games

    The Score "Alan May can't recall every single game of his dizzying pro hockey career. After all, he skated for 16 teams across five leagues from 1986 to 1999. But he does remember the night in February 1994 when a players' bench inside Richfield Coliseum - a since-demolished arena near..." April 01

  • John Gibson deserves to be Vezina candidate, if not the winner

    Pro Hockey Talk "If there’s one travesty come June when the NHL’s awards are handed out, it’s that John Gibson won’t be up on stage receiving the Vezina Trophy for the NHL’s best goaltender. Yes. John Gibson. An NHL goaltender on one of the worst teams in the league, a..." March 30

  • Ducks fail to reach playoffs following several long losing streaks "The Anaheim Ducks failed to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time in seven seasons, a stretch that included five straight Pacific Division titles from 2012-13 through 2016-17. The Ducks (32-36-10) were eliminated from playoff contention when the Arizona Coyotes defeated the..." March 27

  • Ducks give discouraging update on Eaves, Kesler

    Pro Hockey Talk "Back in 2016-17 Anaheim Ducks forward Ryan Kesler was wrapping up the first year of a six-year, $41.2 million contract extension and still looking like one of the league’s best shutdown centers. He finished with 22 goals and 58 points for a Ducks team that reached the Western..." March 23

  • NHL must eradicate refereeing oversights before playoffs

    Sportsnet "You know there has been an astonishing interpretation of the NHL rule book when the most shocking thing about the Canucks’ 3-2 shootout win Sunday against the Dallas Stars was not Vancouver winger Tim Schaller scoring twice. Or the Canucks winning. Frequently..." March 18

  • Troy Terry impressed Joe Sakic with stick-handling in a phone booth

    Denver Post "During the NHL lockout of 2004-05, 7-year-old Troy Terry shot pucks at Joe Sakic, the Avalanche center and team captain who also played goalie for kids in his driveway. Fourteen years later, and standing outside of the visiting locker room at the Pepsi Center for the first time..." March 16

  • Ryan Kesler likely to miss rest of Ducks' season

    Yardbarker "The Anaheim Ducks are well out of the playoff race in the Western Conference, meaning they don’t need to rush players back from injury for the last bit of the season. That could mean that Ryan Kesler’s year is finished after 60 games, given his chronic hip pain and absence recently...." March 15

  • Ducks’ bobblehead shows evolution of Ryan Getzlaf’s hair

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Anaheim Ducks are celebrating their 25th anniversary this season and have spent much of the year looking back at their past. Overall, it has been a pretty successful past. They have two Stanley Cup final appearances, a championship, have been home to a handful of Hall of Fame and..." March 11

  • Ducks' Ritchie fined for cross-checking

    TSN "Anaheim Ducks forward Nick Ritchie has been fined $4,121.86 for cross-checking Montreal's Christian Folin Friday night, NHL Player Safety announced.  The fine is the maximum allowable under the league's collective bargaining agreement.  " March 09

  • Is the NHL the future of marijuana in pro sports? Why it could be

    ESPN "Player X is in the NHL. After home games, he has a routine. Typically, he'll meet a few teammates at a local restaurant for a late dinner. He likes to order steak after games -- medium rare, with a side salad and mashed potatoes. Then he'll go home. Player X sometimes has a..." March 07

  • Ducks’ defensive change under Bob Murray has paid off

    Orange County Register "Something had to change. The Ducks lost seven consecutive games and were outscored 37-8 before General Manager Bob Murray fired Randy Carlyle and assumed the coaching duties himself Feb. 10. Their defensive play had to improve, so Murray tweaked their game plan.  In the simplest..." March 06

  • NHL GMs propose new rule for players who lose helmet in game

    Sportsnet "NHL players minus their helmets, hair flapping in the breeze as they attempt to rejoin the action, could soon be a thing of the past. The league’s general managers announced Tuesday at their meetings in Florida that a new rule has been drafted that would force skaters to..." March 05

  • Anaheim Ducks Sign Defenseman Simon Benoit

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Anaheim Ducks have made an unexpected splash into the free agent market, signing a player off their AHL squad. TVA’s Renaud Lavoie reports that the Ducks have signed undrafted QMJHL product Simon Benoit to a three-year entry-level contract...." March 05

  • Silfverberg signs five-year contract with Ducks "Jakob Silfverberg signed a five-year contract with the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday. Financial terms were not released.  The 28-year-old forward, who has 24 points (16 goals, eight assists) in 56 games this season, could have become an unrestricted free agent July..." March 02

  • Ducks goalie John Gibson excited to be back on ice after injury absence

    Orange County Register "In hindsight, maybe it was for the best. Well, maybe not the concussion. Or the back, neck and head pain. Or the oral surgery. Or the weight loss. But perhaps a nine-game layoff was exactly what Ducks goaltender John Gibson needed after a season..." March 01

  • Ducks’ frustration difficult to miss during their lost season of 2018-19

    Orange County Register "Ducks defenseman Hampus Lindholm seemed to have a firm handle on the puck as he skated behind his own net and zoomed toward the left wing and center ice in the second period of Monday’s game against the Vancouver Canucks. Then, suddenly, it escaped his..." February 27

  • Ducks’ youth movement in evidence at the NHL’s trade deadline

    Orange County Register "The Ducks traded a 24-year-old defenseman for a 21-year-old defenseman and also gained a first-round draft pick in Sunday’s deal that sent Brandon Montour to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Brendan Guhle and an opening-round selection in June. Then, just before the..." February 26

  • Report: Ducks deal Michael Del Zotto to Blues

    The Score "The Anaheim Ducks reportedly traded defenseman Michael Del Zotto to the St. Louis Blues on Monday, according to TSN's Frank Seravalli. Del Zotto is a pending unrestricted free agent on the books for $2.25 million, according..." February 25

  • Ottawa Senators Acquire Brian Gibbons for Patrick Sieloff

    Silver Seven "As the clock struck midnight and trade deadline day began, general manager Pierre Dorion didn’t wait until the morning to make his first, albeit minor, trade of the day. The Ottawa Senators have acquired forward Brian Gibbons from the Anaheim Ducks, in exchange for..." February 25

  • Sabres Acquire Brandon Montour

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It has been a relatively quiet day on the trade front so far but the Sabres and Ducks have made a notable swap as Buffalo has acquired defenseman Brandon Montour from Anaheim in exchange for blueline prospect Brendan Guhle and a first-round pick.  The Ducks will have..." February 25

  • NHL rumors: Sharks, Ducks discussing trade for goaltender Ryan Miller

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The NHL trade deadline is rapidly approaching. There's already been some movement on the Sharks' front, and it appears more may be coming down the pipe. According to John Hoven of Mayor's Manor, the Sharks and Ducks are involved in trade discussions surrounding..." February 21

  • Ducks Sign Silfverberg to Contract Extension: Report

    The Hockey Writers "The Anaheim Ducks have reportedly signed Jakob Silfverberg to a five-year contract extension. According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, the deal is worth $26.25 million and will carry an annual cap hit of $5.25 million. In 51 games this season, Silfverberg has scored 16..." February 21

  • Anaheim Ducks place Patrick Eaves on waivers

    TSN "The Anaheim Ducks have placed forward Patrick Eaves on waivers. The 34-year-old has appeared in seven games this season for the Ducks and has not registered a point and has four penalty minutes and a minus-4 rating. Eaves has another year left on his deal that carries a..." February 19

  • Ryan Miller passes John Vanbiesbrouck for most wins by U.S.-born goaltender

    ESPN "Ryan Miller became the all-time leader in wins by a U.S.-born goaltender as the Anaheim Ducks beat the Washington Capitals 5-2 on Sunday night. Miller, who missed 24 games due to a knee injury, made 23 saves in his first start since Dec. 9 against New Jersey. " February 18

  • Niedermayer 'humbled' by having No. 27 retired by Ducks "Scott Niedermayer hopes his experience with the New Jersey Devils will help him Sunday when the Anaheim Ducks retire his No. 27. Niedermayer, who will receive that honor prior to the game against the Washington Capitals at Honda Center (9 p.m. ET; ESPN+, PRIME, NBCSWA, NHL.TV), went..." February 17

  • The NHL trade deadline could use a little drama

    New York Post "Every time someone wants to talk about the NBA, I have the same response. “I don’t really watch the games until about the conference finals, but I closely follow the league. I love the drama.” Conversely, when discussing the NHL, it’s the exact..." February 15

  • Anaheim Ducks Place Brian Gibbons On Waivers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Anaheim Ducks have very few impending free agents to peddle at the deadline, especially as they continue to pursue an extension with forward Jakob Silfverberg. One of the few rentals of value was thought to be veteran forward Brian Gibbons. Well, instead the..." February 15

  • Bright side to Ducks placing John Gibson on IR

    Pro Hockey Talk "For a significant portion of this season, John Gibson‘s been able to carry the Anaheim Ducks. Eventually that burden overwhelmed him, and with the team crumbling, he’s been placed on IR because of a combination of head/back/neck issues. “He got whacked a whole bunch..." February 13

  • Report: Jakob Silfverberg close to contract extension with Ducks

    Yardbarker "An encouraging note for Ducks fans, especially during a stretch without much good news in Anaheim, is that Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports that term is the only thing separating the team and winger Jakob Silfverberg from agreeing to a contract extension. While that means..." February 13

  • Ducks place Gibson, Johnson on injured reserve

    Last Word On Hockey "The Anaheim Ducks announced that goaltenders John Gibson and Chad Johnson have both been placed on injured reserve with head injuries. Gibson was injured during Thursday’s game against the Ottawa Senators. The injury occurred when teammate Jaycob Megna fell into the crease..." February 13

  • Ducks' GM Bob Murray takes over as interim head coach, was only 'fair' decision

    Sporting News ""I don't think it would be fair to put anyone else in this position right now," Anaheim Ducks executive vice president and general manager, and now newly-appointed interim head coach, Bob Murray said Sunday on a conference call with reporters.  Murray..." February 10

  • Ducks fire head coach Randy Carlyle, GM Bob Murray to take over bench

    Sportsnet "The Anaheim Ducks have fired head coach Randy Carlyle, the club announced Sunday. General manager Bob Murray will take over the bench for the remainder of the 2018-19 campaign, the team announced, before the organization begins its search for a new head coach in the..." February 10

  • Carlyle says he didn't expect Ducks to struggle for this long

    The Score "Randy Carlyle has seen a lot in his coaching career, but even he is surprised by how prolonged the Anaheim Ducks' slump has been. "You don't expect to have to live through this stuff for this extended period of time," Carlyle told reporters after a 6-2 loss to the..." February 09

  • Ducks say looming NHL trade deadline not a distraction

    Orange County Register "The NHL’s trade deadline is a little more than two weeks away, and for the first time in a long time the Ducks are expected to be sellers rather than buyers. The Ducks have advanced to the playoffs in six consecutive seasons and were Pacific Division champions in five of six..." February 08

  • Korbinian Holzer Leaves Ducks For Personal Reasons

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Korbinian Holzer had only just played his first few games of the season, but now the Anaheim Ducks will have move on to another defenseman for the time being. Holzer has left the team to return home for personal reasons, explaining why Jaycob Megna is in the lineup..." February 06

  • Ryan Kesler returns to Ducks’ lineup after sitting out 5 games with hamstring injury

    Orange County Register "Ryan Kesler revealed Monday that it was a hamstring injury, rather than a flare-up of his wonky hip, that forced him from the Ducks’ loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Jan. 15 and sidelined him for the next five games. Kesler was back in the lineup for Monday’s game against the..." February 05

  • Anaheim Ducks Hoping To Keep Jakob Silfverberg

    Pro Hockey Rumors "If there’s a team that has been more frustrating to watch this season than the Anaheim Ducks, it’s hard to find. The club started the season with plenty of hope and visions of a playoff spot, but have struggled almost right from the beginning. At one point almost John Gibson was..." February 04

  • Ducks fans call for Carlyle’s firing after 9-3 debacle

    Pro Hockey Talk "This isn’t the first time people have wondered if Anaheim Ducks coach Randy Carlyle might get fired, but fans are being pretty loud about it on Saturday. And, really, can you blame them? The Winnipeg Jets had more goals (six) than the Ducks managed shots on goal (four) during a..." February 03

  • Contract talks progressing between Ducks, Silfverberg

    TSN "Contract talks are progressing between pending unrestricted free agent Jakob Silfverberg and the Anaheim Ducks, according to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun. The 28-year-old is in the final year of a four-year, $15 million deal that carries a cap hit of $3.75..." February 02

  • Ducks' Perry to make season debut vs. Jets

    CBS Sports "Perry (knee) is ready for his season debut Saturday against host Winnipeg, Eric Stephens of The Athletic reports. Per the NHL's official media site, he is officially off injured reserve. Ducks teammate Rickard Rakell suggested the team doesn't really have anything to lose by..." February 02

  • NHL to mark Black History Month for first time with special initiatives, museum tour

    Sporting News "The NHL and NHLPA this year will celebrate Black History Month for the first time, marking February as part of the league and union's "Hockey Is For Everyone" initiative, they announced Friday. “The players are committed to inclusion in the sport and..." February 01